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MrsRomans posted:
I was on Necon Continuously for 3years in that time i never had a period. Now that I have stopped BC I have still not had a period or any sign of one except cramping. DH and I have only been trying for a few weeks but I am worried that it may take a while for me to get back to my normal cycle. Are there any studies suggesting that Continous BC may cause delayed start of period?
Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hello MrsRomans!

You're spot on--depending upon which type you used. This blog posting from Nurse Jane is on Getting Pregnant after The Pill says that the time from stopping to conception is different. Whether or not you were on a minipill or combine oral contraceptive (COC) makes a difference, and if you were on COC, then how long you used it does make a difference.

Your pharmacist can tell you if your brand is considered a minipill or COC if you don't know.

Give us an update if you have a chance,

Hope is a thing with feathers / That perches in the soul, / And sings the tune without words / And never stops at all. - Emily Dickinson
MrsRomans replied to Byroney_WebMD_Staff's response:
Well I was on Necon which is a COC and i was on it for a total of 8 years. The last three years my Dr. prescribed that i not take the week of reminder pills that i go straight into a new pack. So i have not had a period at all for 3 years and have been taking the pill continuously. It has been 4 weeks off of the pill now just waiting for AF to visit.
Yvette Smith, MD, MPH replied to MrsRomans's response:
Generally we recommend giving it 3 months for your cycle to stabilize after coming off of the pill. It never hurts to talk to your practitioner sooner if you are very concerned.

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